Thursday, March 3, 2011

Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC) happening now!

PIELC is a long standing world renown conference. Check out the 2011 schedule here:

Including Keynote Lynn Henning, Thursday; Bruce Nilles & Lori Caramanian, Earl Blumenauer and Arjun Makhijani Friday; Carl Safina and Jeremy Wates, Saturday; Humberto Rios Labrada and Dr. Vandana Shiva, Sunday.

This promises to be a great event.

last minute event notice: "The Power of the Food Industry"

"How decisions made in our nation's capitol impact the foods in our community, our farms, our schools, and ultimately- our bodies."
This informational panel encompasses a variety of issues such as agribusiness subsidies, the economic and physical effects of the foods that receive subsidies,
and the standard of food served in schools.
Invited will be a professor, an advocate, and a dietician to speak to these issues, followed by public Q&A.

Thursday, March 3rd , 7 PM
301 Gerlinger Hall, University of Oregon

Delay and new issue

Week 8 projects have delayed the upcoming posts, check back over the weekend for our regular news. The Insurgent apologizes for the delay.

The latest issue, 22.3 (the NASCO issue) is out and in stands! Look for a free copy in a distro-box near you!

We have another issue in the printer so more will come soon!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Support Immigrants have the right to economic mobility!

1190 KEX News is hosting a poll on SB845.

"Senate Bill 845 will restore access to an Oregon state driver's license for all Oregonians, regardless of their citizenship status. The thinking is if immigrants don't have a license, they can't get insurance and if they don't have insurance and get in a wreck with you, you're left paying all the cost. With that said, would you support such a bill?"

Nuclear Information Night- Lane County's dirty dealings

Free: Nuclear Information night, March 7th, 2011. from 6:30-9:30pm, Harris Hall, Eugene. 8th and Oak.

To discuss radioactive trucks on I-5, Radioactive waste in rivers and on land near you, Irradiation of your foods, Radiation for Medicines, Atomic Age Actions to take and the Solar Alternative.

Keynote speaker: Jerry Pollet, to discuss Hanford.

"What we don't know can hut us"

13 loads have already been moved through Land County.

For more info see:

"We seek a world free of war and the threat of war" Is this not cultural war, environmental war and a threat to the existence of people everywhere?

The Student Insurgent stands in solidarity with ongoing resistance to nuclear programs.

University Women's Center celebrates International Women's day, presents: Dr. Vandana Shiva

100th Anniversary
International Women's Day
March 3, 2011
Doors at 6:30, event at 7pm
UO Agate Hall (1787 Agate St )
Keynote speaker: Dr. Vandana Shiva

International Women's Day celebrates the collective power of women past, present and future. Please join us in a night of celebration with talks by Dr. Vandana Shiva, Dr. Lamia Karim, Mobility International, Guadalupe Quinn with Amigos Multicultural Services Center and performances by UO international students. Tickets available at the UO Ticket Office, 541.346.4363. The event is $5 for students $8 for general. For more information, please contact the ASUO Women’s Center at 541-346-4095.

Vandana Shiva:
Dr. Shiva is an international scientist, ecofeminist and activist focusing on the issues of agriculture and food, bioethics, globalization, gender, and the worldwide impacts of climate change. Shiva suggests that a more sustainable and productive approach to agriculture can be achieved through reinstating a system of farming in India that is more centered around engaging women. She advocates against the prevalent "patriarchal logic of exclusion," claiming that a woman-focused system would change the current system in an extremely positive manner. She is the founder and director of the Research Foundation on Science, Technology, and Ecology, and the program born out of this foundation, Navdanya.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Police join Protest in Madison

"We know pretty well now, who you work for. Let me tell you who we work for- We work for all these people. We are not here Mr.Walker, to do your bidding, we are here to do their bidding"-Madison Police chief.

The police were order to perform an eviction on 2/27/11 at 4am but instead, the police camped out with the demonstrators!

"Let me tell you why we are here, every one of us took an oath when we started this job, to protect and serve the members of our community and that is exactly what we intend to do. This is not a budget issue, this is a civil rights issue."

In addition one state Republican announced that he will not vote for this bill. If 2 more join him, the bill will fail.

The Student Insurgent stands in solidarity with the workers and union members who are defending their rights to organize.

Speaker at University to discusses Israel-Palestine issues

Jewish author Richard Forer, a former AIPAC member with ultra-Orthodox relatives in Israel, will speak on the topic of his new book, Breakthrough: Transforming Fear into Compassion –A New Perspective on the Israel-Palestine Conflict.

A spokesperson for “Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel” that inspired billboard campaigns in Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle, he recently wrote to the Eugene Human Rights Commission encouraging their proposed letter condemning Israel for its lethal May 31, 2010 attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla. There will be opportunity for discussion and book signing.

The program will be held Thursday, March 10 at 7 pm in UO Chiles Hall, Room 128, sponsored by Al-Nakba Awareness Project, the UO Arab Student Union and the UO Muslim Student Association.

Chiles Hall, rm. 128, University Oregon
955 E. 13th, 13th & Kincaid
Eugene OR 97403